We are always saddened when we learn about the passing of a fellow yachtsman, especially one who has lived such an adventurous life and has shared his stories with the world. Edward Allcard, yachtsman, author and adventurer, passed away this past July at the age of 102. His adventures were the inspiration for many sailors to journey the world and his last book, released in…
If you ask anyone who owns a motor yacht and regularly cruises, they will always say that there is nothing like it. But the idea of taking your yacht out for a cruise can sometimes seem difficult when you factor in the planning, scheduling and finally being able to head out to open water. If this is you, we have created an informative and…
With so many beautiful and exotic destinations around the world to choose from, it can be difficult to choose which one to visit next. From crystal blue Caribbean waters to the warm breezes of Micronesia, there is no shortage of locations to point your bow. That is why we decided to create our own Top 5 list of some of the world’s best yachting destinations….
There are those who promise you the perfect yacht. One that offers everything you want and more. A yacht that is a no compromise work of art that shines in comparison to all others. But does this type of yacht really exist? I mean, there has to be some compromises in the design or construction of it, right? Ask any engineer and you will find…
Go Alex go, your team must be very proud, I know your sister is. Massive effort, may the wind stay on the Starboard side for the last four days, this may result in the closest finish to this race ever. Good luck, well done, I can asure you the next four days, will be as sleepless for me, whilst following this epic tale.
Are you a Claims Handler? Are you an Underwriter? Are you a Manager of the above? We very much hope that you have read our previous posts, which gives evidence to the fact, that we have quite an understanding of the repair, refit and building of a boat. We also intended our posts to demonstrate that we have a deep understanding of the claims…
Causation, repair requirements, costings, project management. So, you have been unfortunate enough to have an incident, be it your fault, the fault of another or extreme weather. Your next move is the most important, let your insurers know as soon as you can, they are more used to, and more qualified to deal with what is to happen next. The Cause The cause,…
Refitting Your Yacht Refitting of a yacht is a requirement from time to time. It is like the refurbishment of our houses or our cherished cars, a necessary requirement that can be quite a stressful experience or one of great enjoyment and a sense of achievement. We have, over the years, been involved in many refits and have experienced what we would consider…
Building a boat? You lucky thing!!! So, you are going to buy a new boat and it is one of the slightly or totally bespoke options available. The question is – do you have a Project Manager/Surveyor to oversee this or not? Unless of course, you are from a marine background and have all the relevant experience to undertake this without it taking…
Conditional survey of yacht for insurance purposes. So, your insurer has made contact with you and requested that your vessel is subjected to a conditional survey; “Aaargh”, I hear you cry, more expense. Well, is that actually the case? We carry out many of these surveys, and you would be quite surprised to see some of the results. Recently, whilst doing a conditional survey, I…